excursions

Excursion included in: Cusco 1, GI Cusco 1

Machu Picchu

Referred to as “The Lost City of the Incas”, Machu Picchu is perhaps the most familiar icon of the Inca World. The Incas started building the estate around 1400 AD but it was abandoned as an official site for the Inca rulers a century later at the time of the Spanish conquest. Visitors will marvel at the grandeur of the Inca ruins on this incredible mountaintop. This site has tremendous history and is a must-see for all who visit Peru, and was newly added to the list of the New Seven Wonders of the World.

Excursion included in: Cusco 1, GI Cusco 1

The Sacred Valley

Streching along the Urubamba River, the Inca's Sacred Valley holds numerous archeological treasures; here students will explore the fortress of Ollantaytambo and the ruins of Pisac. They will visit a llama and alpaca petting farm and wander through the impressive market where they can buy local goods, especially those made with the unique alpaca wool. This is an ideal pre-program excursion to get the students acclimated to the high altitudes of the Andes mountains.

Excursion included in: Cusco 1, GI Cusco 1

Maras & Moray

Students will visit the village of Maras, which is well-known for its salt mines and also the village of Moray. Moray is famous for its archaeological site, the impressive agricultural laboratory that was used to cultivate various crops during the Incan time.

Excursion included in: GI Cusco 1, GI Cusco 2

Blue Lagoon

Nestled in the heart of the Amazon, the Blue Lagoon offers breathtaking and relaxing views of the surrounding mountain ranges within the rainforest. Known for its blue waters and rich biodiversity, the Blue Lagoon is the perfect place for students to experience the Amazon's magnificent flora and fauna. Students will enjoy outdoor water activities, such as swimming, kayaking, boating, and fishing.